Early this morning a report surfaced that he had gone skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee last August. Politico first broke the story, but it was verified by Kevin Yoder, the man named in the report as the naked swimmer.
Apparently, the party of family and religious values doesn't value them as much as they say they do. Or perhaps they are so enamored of them that they must get their bodies as close to Jesus as humanly possible, and what better way to touch Jesus than to swim naked in the holiest of holy waters, right?
The trip was one that was sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation, and about 20 out of 30 members who went on the trip decided to jump in the water, some of them, with members of their family. Now, this is not a bad thing. In fact, swimming in the body of water is a great way to relax at the end of the day. However, Congressman Kevin Yoder, who was alone at the time, stripped naked jumped into the Sea of Galilee.
Eric Cantor was on the trip, but wasn't with the group during the alleged Yoder skinny dipping, but when he found out about it, he was angry and scolded the entire group for their inappropriate behavior, and especially Yoder, because he should have known better.
To make matters even worse, Yoder claims he wasn't even drunk, that he only had a little wine with his dinner before shedding his restrictive garb. Yoder has since apologized, but one would assume a federal lawmaker would have the mental acumen to realize that stripping naked and hopping in the holiest of waters while on an official fact finding trip wasn't exactly the best decision he could make.
Of course, he probably won't reap any political repercussions for his actions. He is running unopposed for his Kansas District 3 spot. Perhaps someone with a little more maturity and sense should challenge him.